Maddie's Itchy Ear/ Hot spot remedy
When we got Maddie she came to us after a bit of an ordeal.Poor pup had been through the ringer. No one really knows her story. What we do know is that she spent months in a pound followed by time at the Richmond SPCA where we found her and she saved us. Because she is AWESOME. Seriously...why did anyone ever let this sweet girl go? Beyond me.
What we knew very fast was that Maddie has terrible skin allergies. Her belly had lost all fur and her ears were about the same in spots when we brought her home. They sent us home with a prescription for allergy medicine they assumed she would need for the rest of her life. I changed her over to high quality food, my home made yogurtmixed in once a day and oil blended salve and the below hotspot spray. My guess is that this spray would work on any "hotspot" areas...Maddie's "hotspots" are her ears. Within a month of using this her inner ears had gone from a black, crusty, disgusting, itching all the time type of ear to a lovely pink shade that she only scratches occasionally. I only spray it now when I see it flaring up on her from time to time.
This post I will share the spray recipe and soon the salve...but in all honesty the ear "salve" isn't much different than the Eczema ointment I used for Adam's hands. I add in a bit of home made Plantain and Comfrey oil to the salve as well.
I fill the bottle about 1/4 with the Fractionated Coconut oil, 1/2 Witch Hazel, 10-20 drops of each of the oils.
Shake it up and call it a day...
Now I am thinking Maddie may or may not appreciate a "keep toddler away" spray but I have yet to find that right mixture... according to Lucas "Maddie is my very best friend in the whole world!" I will say she is definitely the BEST dog in the world <3
FYI...this works as a great bug spray as well...double Heck Yeah! :-)